It’s only been a few weeks, but with everything going on surrounding graduation, I haven’t taken the time to sit down and do some designing on my own accord. Thankfully, class projects forced me to get my creative juices flowing, but since I’m so emotionally drained of recent, I’m at a standstill.
I’m thinking of doing a minimalist movie poster since I haven’t done one in a while. Suggestions?
This has been an emotionally draining week. Unfortunately, it’s only going to get more difficult over the next two days.
The worst things are the flashbacks. All of the amazing experiences that I’ve had as an Ithaca College student are beginning to come back to me: the events in Emerson Suites, the friendships that have been made, the late night runs to Wegman’s, the parties in The Circles, the presentations, the concerts … it seems as if I’ve spent my entire life as a college student. Honestly, I’m not ready to leave an environment that is so great at fostering these experiences, and therefore, your growth as a person.
I read a quote today: “Don’t be sad that it’s over, smile because it happened.” For me, that’s what it comes down to. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous as to what comes next, but I know that enjoying the memories made at Ithaca College will give me the strength to conquer whatever the next step may be.
This is probably some of the greatest minutes of television I’ve ever watched. To see Conan and Dave talk so openly about everything, including the Tonight Show conflict, was just … awesome. Highly recommend this if you’re a fan of plain ‘ol good, funny late night television.
After mentioning it on hundreds of campus tours, it’s hard to believe that the Ithaca College senior splash just happened.
Wading around the fountains with my fellow seniors was probably one of the coolest experiences I’ve had during my college years. And that’s saying a lot. Looking around the perimeter to see the smiling faces of College faculty and staff really is a satisfying feeling. The campus is a great community. It’s going to extremely tough to leave it in four days.
We’ve made a splash in Ithaca, literally and figuratively. Now it’s time to go out and make one in the real world.
I’m already beginning to miss my time at WICB, even though it hasn’t even ended yet. Below are the lyrics to the chorus of my favorite song ever played on the station. A nice and positive tone for what is definitely an emotional time for me.
“And in the daylight we can hitchhike to Maine, Now I hope that someday I’ll see without these frames, And in the daylight I don’t pick up my phone, Cause in the daylight anywhere feels like home.”—Matt and Kim
I can’t sleep. As stoked as I should be about becoming an alum of Ithaca College next week, it comes at a price … actually leaving this place and some incredible people behind. Well, for the time being, at least.
Today is the first day of the rest of my life. That’s what I read in a friend’s tweet this morning - a friend who started their first job. Today.
While this doesn’t directly apply to me, (my first “job” is still out there swimming in the ocean of uncertainty that is way too vast for college seniors) it really got me thinking how close my “job” is.
I’ve explained my “plan” to friends, professors, family members and even prospective families during their visit to Ithaca College. Until now, the “plan” has always been a thing of the future. But today, walking around campus and experiencing the eery quiet that is finals week, put it into perspective. It’s close. Very close. Too close.
For me, this settling-down of sorts that the campus experiences at the end of each semester, is my least favorite feeling. Ithaca College prides itself on being a place full of active minds and active students. The classrooms are full, the fields are being practiced on and the studios are being lit. But today, well, that quiet signals that things are winding down, especially for seniors such as myself. Soon, the underclassmen who haven’t already left will begin to trickle out, leaving the Class of 2012 and this home that we’ve grown to know and love over the past four years. Granted, we’ll say goodbye to it in one hell of a way during senior week, but until that energy and excitement arrives, Ithaca College is quiet. Noses in books and eyes focused on computer screens, students plug away at the tasks on their to-do lists. Oh, those tasks will get done. Ithacans aren’t losers. But in order for this to happen, much to my dismay, the campus will have to be quiet. Too quiet.
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